Global (English)
Welcome to the Schneider Electric corporate Website


You can choose another country to view available products or go to our Global website for company information.

Choose your country or region
  • Foxboro display at the 1915 World's Fair

    The history of Invensys

    Invensys brand was acquired by Schneider Electric in January of 2014. The Foxboro brand has a history of innovation that continues with our commitment to provide the best products and services to our customers

Refinery illuminated at night, energy management
Invensys is a global technology company with three business segments: Software, Industrial Automation and Energy Controls. Invensys came into being as a result of the merger between BTR and Siebe on 4 February 1999. The name “Invensys” was voted for as the new name of the merged businesses by shareholders on 16 April 1999.

Milestone Dates

  • 1819 Augustus Siebe (1788-1872) moves to London and sets up an engineering practice. He is joined by his son, Gorman.
  • 1908 Foxboro Company established. The family-owned company manufactured machinery and machine tools, and developed a worldwide reputation for industrial controls.
  • 1966 Eurotherm established. Originally Eurotherm produced electronic temperature controllers, but grew into new business areas that enabled it to offer customers world-class solutions in control, data management and process automation.
  • 1967 SimSci established. Primarily focused on plant-level simulations, SimSci helped to optimize processes for the refining and petrochemical industries.
  • 1983 Primarily focused on providing training simulators for operators, Esscor enabled the power industry to optimize performance and increase productivity.
  • 1983 Triconex established. Triconex is now the world's leading supplier of safety and critical control systems to industries around the world.
  • 1983 Avantis established. Avantis combined extraordinary software products and value-added services to deliver Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions, which are now used by more than 700 customers throughout the world.
  • 1987 Wonderware established. Wonderware pioneered the use of Microsoft Windows operating system in HMI automation software for manufacturing.
  • 1990's Siebe acquires Triconex, Eurotherm, Wonderware, SimSci, Avantis and Esscor.
  • 1999 Siebe merges with BTR to create Invensys.
  • 2001 Invensys Rail Systems created. Individual rail-related business units are organized into a specialized business group that became a world leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commission, maintenance and management of safety-related rail signalling and control systems.
  • 2004 Invensys becomes Invensys Controls. Appliance Controls and Climate Controls merge to form Invensys Controls.
  • 2009 Invensys Operations Management is created. IPS, Wonderware, Eurotherm and IMServ are integrated to form a single division. The decision was driven by the convergence of technologies that enable customers to optimise their entire operations, the opportunity to create a continuum of solutions and services for the whole industrial market and the potential for cost savings.
  • 2009 Invensys unveils its new brand. With three core divisions - Invensys Operations Management, Invensys Rail and Invensys Controls - Invensys unveils a new brand as a sign that its turnaround is complete and it is now moving forward.
  • 2013 Completion of the disposal of Invensys Rail. Invensys plc confirms the sale of Invensys Rail to Siemens.
  • 2014 Schneider Electric acquires Invensys.

Schneider Electric history

Learn more about Schneider Electric history.
Find out more
Nos conseillers sont disponibles pour répondre à vos questions de 8h00 à 18h00 du lundi au vendredi toute l'année.